Visiting Utah top places to visit

Published: November 18, 2013

Utah is the home to many State and National Parks as well as well known places to visit. I will share a few of the popluar tourist spots as well as some of the less known hidden gems.

  1. Moab Utah aka Arches National Park

    Delicate arch is a beautiful natural arch. It is located in Arches National Park in Moab Utah. This is a huge arch and it takes about 3 miles round trip on a moderate hike of 1.5 miles. It is gorgeous and fun to visit all times of year as well as all times of day. Great photo opportunities as well.

  2. Gilgal Garden... not your typical garden This is a very unique garden full of unusual stautes. Gilgal Sculpture Garden contains 12 original sculputures dating back to the mid twentieth century as well as over 70 stones engraved with scriptures, poems and literary texts.

  3. Bonneville Salt Flats

    This is probably one of the most beautiful places on earth. As far as the eye can see is flat sparkley white. It is not snow but is actually salt. This is from the remains of Pleistocene Lake Bonneville just west of the Great Salt Lake.

  4. Temple Square

    Temple square is a the heart of the city. It is full of rich history and this beautiful building was hand built by the Mormon Pioneers. It took 40 years to build this amazing place. There are daily tours of the area around the temple but unless you are a member of the church with a special recommend visitors can not enter inside the temple. It is a sacred place of worship.

  5. Timpanogos Cave National Monument

    Tucked away at an elevation of 7546 ft. above sea level. It is a 1.5 mile hike to this three cavern wonderland full  of stalagtites and stalagmites. This cave averages 70,000 visitors annually. It is just one of the hidden wonders in Utah. It is not open year round due to snow.

These are just a few places of interest to visit while in Salt Lake/Utah. You generally won't find all of the places listed in a visitors guide book but they are very unique and worth your time if you are looking for something extra.